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Ford, Donna Y.; King, Robert A., Jr. – Journal of Negro Education, 2014
This article examines the under-representation of Black students in gifted education, asserting that social inequalities (e.g., prejudice and discrimination) contribute to segregated gifted education programs. Under-representation trends are presented for gifted education, along with methods for calculating under-representation and then inequity…
Descriptors: Desegregation Litigation, School Desegregation, Academically Gifted, African American Students
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Madda, Christina L.; Skinner, Elizabeth A.; Schultz, Brian D. – New Educator, 2012
In this article, we argue that preparing and maintaining a cadre of culturally responsive teachers is critical to improving urban education and achieving educational equity. We discuss a collaborative, social-justice-oriented approach to teacher preparation committed to developing a stable and effective teaching force reflective of the student…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Urban Education, Teacher Characteristics, Cultural Awareness
DiPerna, Paul, Ed. – Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, 2012
School choice is a common sense idea that gives all parents the power and freedom to choose their child's education, while encouraging healthy competition among schools and other institutions to better serve students' needs and priorities. It is a public policy that allows a parent/guardian or student to choose a district, charter, or private…
Descriptors: Private Schools, School Choice, Public Policy, Guides
Alford, Betty J., Ed.; Perreault, George, Ed.; Zellner, Luana, Ed.; Ballenger, Julia W., Ed. – NCPEA Publications, 2011
This is the 2011 Yearbook of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA). This Yearbook contains five parts. Part I, Invited Chapters, includes: (1) NCPEA President's Message, 2011 (Gary W. Kinsey); (2) Shadows and Images II (Lloyd Duvall); and (3) Micropolitics in the School: Teacher Leaders' Use of Political Skill…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, College Faculty, Professional Associations, Yearbooks
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Curcic, Svjetlana; Gabel, Susan L.; Zeitlin, Virginia; Cribaro-DiFatta, Shannon; Glarner, Carmel – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2011
In this paper, we address building inclusive communities by looking at school as a community, as a place where students participate in learning and also learn to participate in the life of a community and life in a broader inclusive society. At the international level, policies increasingly position education as a business organisation, with…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Foreign Policy, Educational Policy, International Education
Duncan, Greg J., Ed.; Murnane, Richard, Ed. – Russell Sage Foundation, 2011
As the incomes of affluent and poor families have diverged over the past three decades, so too has the educational performance of their children. But how exactly do the forces of rising inequality affect the educational attainment and life chances of low-income children? In "Whither Opportunity?" a distinguished team of economists,…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Community Characteristics, Neighborhoods, Behavior Problems